Aspen Pet Retreat

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48 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK
Must Be Spayed or Neutered
Must Be Vaccinated
List of Breeds Not Accepted
Mastiff
List of Pets OK for House Sitting
Dogs, Cats, Fish, Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, or pet rodents, Caged birds, Reptiles

A's Resident Pets

Guinness
Doberman Pinscher
Male
9 yr 11 mo old
Other Pets & Animals: Cats

A's House

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Large Yard
100% fenced & locked
Smoke-free home
Air-conditioned inside

About A

30 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
We provide a stress free fun environment for your pets while you are away on vacation, hospital stays or business trips. Letting us care for your animals gives them more one on one time than a Doggie Day Care with less money out of your pocket. We have no children in the home.

I have been in animal rescue for 14 years and am well versed in Cat, Dog and reptile behavior. I understand and exceed all requirements for housing and cleanliness.

I work from home so your pet will have me on site during the day and night. I am comfortable giving special diets and medications.

We have openings for cats (Cats from the same household can be housed together). We play with a laser pointer and have catnip parties!

We welcome special needs cats! So we are comfortable giving fluids and medication. Caregivers deserve vacations too so they can keep giving awesome care. Ask us what we can do to help!

We currently have room for 3 dogs We have a VERY dog friendly and submissive Doberman as our resident dog. So there will be lots of opportunities to play and socialize. The dogs spend the night in their crates and/or beds. They sleep in the main room close to the bedroom so we can take care of any overnight needs. (IF they have a specific aversion to a kennel we have other arrangements. We are big advocates of kennel training but part of that is never forcing the kennel :) Talk to us.) We have a large fenced in back yard. When the weather permits we go on hikes! We have laser pointer, pool and pup-sickle parties.

Have a dog not so happy to hang out with other dogs? We have space to have one dog kept separately if not dog friendly.

Cat Bookings: Please email us for availability. Even though our calendar says booked or unavailable, we almost always have availability to take in our feline friends! The Calendar just pertains to dogs.

Small Animal Bookings: Please email us for availability. Even though our calendar says booked or unavailable, we almost always have availability to take in our Small furry, feathered or scaly friends! The Calendar just pertains to dogs.


Non-Holiday Pricing:
Dogs: $25/dog/day
Cats: $20/cat/day
Reptiles: $15/reptile/day

Holiday Rates:
Dogs: $35/dog/day
Cats: $25/cat/day
Reptiles: $15/reptile/day

We take cats, dogs, birds and reptiles.

Reptiles and birds are welcome. I am knowledgeable with snakes, lizards turtles, tortoises, Parrots, Cockatiels and parakeets and skilled in administering medication (both oral and needle). You just bring their housing, lighting and food with them and I will do the rest.

All cats and dogs must be neutered or spayed, current on Rabies, Distemper. At this time we do not require flea and tick treatments but do recommend them. Check back for updates.
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Can administer oral medicine
Can administer injected medicine
CPR / First-Aid certified
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Separation anxiety
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

A A.

48 Reviews
20 Repeat Guests
$25/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • Same day bookings are OK
  • Responds within 40 minutes
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Moderate

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated December 5, 2016

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Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At A's Home
$25 /night
  • Watches up to 3 dogs/night
  • Dogs will never be left unattended
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 2 walks/day
  • Pets will sleep in their own beds
House Sitting Overnight At Your Home
$40 /night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for more than 4 hours/day
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Home Visits
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 5 miles
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48 Reviews
Aubrey was the best....we hated that she left Colorado Springs but she left us with an awesome referal for another great dog sitter!!!!!!!!
Aubrey is simply the best! We have two polar opposite Bull Terriers that each have their own "challenges". We first set up a meet-n-greet with Aubrey because we don't trust too many people with the babies. Right away we knew she could handle them with love and skill. She definitely knows her stuff when it comes to caring for dogs, and she even gave us some tips. So we arranged for our fur-babies to stay with her and when we picked them up, they were happy and playful. While chatting with Aubrey, we noticed both of them would come up to her for affection and weren't real anxious to go home. We think Aubrey has some pup magic for sure. AND, she sent them home with a bag filled with her homemade dog treats (including recipes)! Thank you Aubrey, for loving on and caring for our kids. You are conscientious, and your service is above and beyond. We are truly grateful. Our best to you.
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This was the first time I used Dog Vacay and Aubrey who kept my two Westie's for a couple of days. All I can say is that after picking up my two dogs and got them home, all they wanted to do was lay down and look up at me with such sad eyes as to say "we miss Aubrey and the "boys"!" They were truly missing being there at Aubrey's and playing with her "furbabies" . Aubrey did an amazing job of taking care of Kenzy and Maisie even when Kenzy got upset stomach. Dogs went crazy for the little dog treats that she made and sent home with us. I would use her again if it wasn't for the fact that she is moving out of state.
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Everything was very nice.
Aubrey and Guinness have given my 2 puppies the best vacations of their lives! They made remarkable strides in their socialization with Aubrey. We are sad to see her move...but...we have many happy memories here in Colorado ...and Oklahoma now has a real gem!

Alice
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I have a 16 year old dog that is very attached and Aubrey and Jeff were so patient and good with him. I also had my business trip extended last minute and they worked with me to extend a day no problem . They are awesome!!!
Aubrey makes you feel like You are the only one who she is Sitting for! We got lots of pics and updates. I appreciate the care that my little rescue received from her and we will definitely use her again, many times!!
I am always very nervous about when I have to leave Bubbles with a stranger. But from the moment on I met Aubrey I knew she is the right host for Bubbles. Aubrey explained everything (feeding time, play time, treatment, walks) to me on the Meet and Greet day and answered all my questions.
Bubbles is a Bichon Frise who needs a lot of attention, extra love and care (fur, eyes, teeth) and he loves going on walks. Bubbles got all that from Aubrey and even more...her homemade dog cookies are Bubble'so favorite treats now. Aubrey treats all the host dogs like her dogs. She sended me pictures and messages so that I knew that Bubbles has also a good time. Bubbles really enjoyed his stay and made new friends to play with. He was very happy when I picked him up so I knew he had a great time. I would give Aubrey more than 5 stars - I can highly recommend her and I definitely will have Bubbles back. Aubrey is someone you can truly trust to watch your dog so that you can enjoy your vacation. Thank you Aubrey!
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We love Aubrey, and my dogs were so happy there!
This was an absolute amazing experience for me and my puppy. I was very hesitant to be leaving my fur baby with a stranger but once I met her and saw the house all my worries were put to rest. My puppy was well looked after and puppies mom was updated every morning and evening so never had to worry if he was okay. We picked up a very happy dog and even left with home made dog treats. I would recommend this to anyone it's well worth every penny.
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I needed somebody to watch my dog due to some military obligations and I was nervous since I have never used a service like this before. However, Aubrey was extremely kind and helpful with the process. She lives in a nice neighborhood with plenty of parking to pick up and drop off your animals. Her house is situated very well and the backyard is huge! She keeps the dogs on a schedule which is nice and does everything to ensure your animal is well taken care of. Thank you, Aubrey for watching Zoey you were amazing! Oh and she takes pictures for you so you can see how much fun your animal is having!
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My Baby Petra did not want to come home with me because she loves Audrey and Jeff so much!!!
Aubreys dogvacay was a fabulous stay for our dog. We will certainly book again next time we leave town. We would highly recommend this dog vacay. Thank you Aubrey and Guinness❤️❤️❤️
Aubrey was just wonderful with Tyson, she sent texts and videos to keep me updated. I had to leave him for 3 long weeks and she treated him as her own. I was so happy and comfortable leaving my buddy with her and will use her a again.
THANK YOU AUBREY!!!!
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I was worried about leaving my anxious boxer with someone when we went away for vacation. But I would most definitely recommend Aubrey!! She was caring, knowledgeable, and understanding about his personality quirks. He got plenty of play time and got along with the other dogs because Aubrey took the time to introduce them properly. She even sent him home with some homemade treats. Thank you!!
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My 3 1/2 year old white german shepard was skiddish of strangers until she met Aubrey. Aubrey has helped bring Petra out of her shell and be very happy and well adjusted when I am on vacation. Thank you Aubrey for all your hard work! Alice
My dogs always enjoy being with Aubrey. I know they have a Great time too. Aubrey always updates us on their stay!
Aubrey was great. She was in regular communication with us about the dogs and sent photos which was nice. She even sent them home with treats. Very economical too.
Nice hosts, nice host dogs, great backyard. I think my dog had lots of love and cuddles. He seems happy to return and has no behavioural issues or itchiness from extra food consumption due to his allergies.
Aubrey was amazing! Our dog had never been away from us before and we were very apprehensive. However, Aubrey was very prompt and helpful with our reservation and all our questions. Within minutes of meeting her, Chewy was very comfortable (as were we). We really appreciated the daily updates and pics of our Chewy! She really went above and beyond all our expectations. When we picked up Chewy, it was obvious he felt totally at home there. Aubrey is so thoughtful she even sent home a bag of homemade treats for Chewy with a toy. We will definitely be letting Chewy visit his new friends, Guinness & Cody, (& Aubrey) again without any worries! Highly recommended!
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Aubrey did an amazing job with our Layla. Our dog has a hard time warring up to people but she loved Aubrey immediately. We picked up a very happy well taken care of puppy. Thank you so much Aubrey!!!
We absolutely love taking our spoiled puppy to Aubrey. In fact, we will schedule our vacation around her schedule as we do not feel comfortable with anyone else. She is wonderful with not only our dog, but the other's who are staying at the same time. You won't regret 1 minute, for leaving your pet with her!!
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Aubrey did an absolutely amazing job taking care of my gal. My dog is paralyzed from mid back down and uses a wheelchair to walk, plus she's 70 lbs so it's a pretty big responsibly to put on someone. This was my first time leaving her (a week) and I was really nervous. We did a meet and greet a few weeks before our trip and knew right away it was a perfect fit. Aubrey made me feel like it was just another dog she was taking care of, just a little more special. (She even built a ramp for her chair so she could easily go outside!) She sent me pictures and texted me with updates every day! I am so thankful that we found her, she is truly awesome at what she does. She even sent us home with homemade dog treats (recipies included!), a thank you card and a print of my dogs paw as a little souvenir. I highly recommend Aubrey and will be using her again! :)
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Clyde is a nervous schnauzer mix. We have never left him with anyone except my inlaws. Aubrey was great with introducing Clyde to the gang at her house. She sent me text updates on how he was doing. From the minute I walked in to drop Clyde off, I knew she would take good care of him. She sent us home with a doggie bag of homemade treats and a rope toy. I'd recommend Aubrey to anyone who loves her dog.
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Porter had a great time with Aubrey, Guiness, and Cody! He came home exhausted and with a baggie of homemade treats in tow—so thoughtful! Thanks Aubrey!
Aubrey did such a fantastic job watching our baby Bailey while we were gone. Bailey had such a nice time and we really enjoyed Aubrey's daily updates and her responsiveness. We will definitely bring out dog for another visit when we leave town again.

Regards,
Christine and Randel Montoya
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Aubrey is so great with our dogs! They go & have a great time with her & the other dogs. She really makes them feel at home & loved while we are away. Makes taking trips easier on us we know they are very well cared for!
Aubrey was great and our pups were kept busy and happy! We loved getting daily updates and pics of what they were doing. Aubrey made us feel confident that our little pups were well taken care of. We would definitely leave our babies with her again.
Aubrey was great and was very flexible with our timing. Our dog was happy to be in a great home with other dogs instead of in a kennel. We'll be sure to stay with Aubrey again soon!
We left our senior, mid-size dogs with Aubrey for one week. This was the first time Robbie and Stella stayed with her. Aubrey sent photos so we could see the dogs enjoying themselves. We picked up two happy, well cared for dogs, who had obviously been treated well. Aubrey has two dogs of her own which provide play pals for the boarders. Both dogs came home with a paw print and very yummy looking home-made treats. We will definitely be using Aubrey again and highly recommend her.
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This is the second time I've used Aubrey's service and once again absolutely stellar results. My dog has a lot of fun with the other dogs there and is well taken care of. Aubrey does a great job of providing status updates via text or email which is a nice perk to know the dog is ok while I'm away. Would absolutely recommend and will use again.
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aubrey is fantastic.

our luna bear is an anxiety prone girl who had a particularly difficult time being left this trip--however, aubrey was over the top patient, understanding, and perseverant in accommodating her and all her peculiarities/difficulties. she gave us daily updates on how she was acclimating and did everything she could to make luna's stay as stress-free as possible. the bear made leaps and bounds by the end of her stay.

we are extremely thankful for aubrey welcoming our anxious baby into her home and for making our time away from her as low stress as it could be for all of us.

also, all the more "normal" dogs looked like they were having a blast at her place! would recommend her and guinness' place to anyone!

thanks so much aubrey!
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Our dog Molly did very well at Aubrey's home. We were thrilled that she went to pick up Molly for us and have her ready to go when we came to pick her up. She kept us updated at all times as to how she was doing and she emailed us pictures. That always helps when you are traveling and want to know how your dog is doing. I would highly recommend Aubrey to anyone who needs pet care. She's knowledgeable and keeps a very clean house. Upon leaving her home she provided us with a goodie bag full of doggie treats and a thank you note. She is very professional.
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Aubrey was accommodating to special schedule requests enabling pickup and drop-off times suitable with my schedule. My dog enjoyed attempting to hunt down the resident cat. Hot weather prevented daily walks but that is not the host's fault. Very satisfied with host's environment-not like a kennel with many dogs in cramped quarters. Will definitely keep this option in mind for future trips requiring leaving my dog when leave town.
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Aubrey is amazing! She made going on my trip easy as I felt so good leaving my 2 dogs with her. I knew from meeting her and seeing where the dogs would be that they would love it. Aubrey updated us thought-out the time. When I picked up the dogs they were so happy and I knew they had a good time. I will for sure use Aubrey again and recommend her anyone to. You can really see how much she cares for your pets!
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This is an awesome place for a dog to stay. Even some homemade goodies for Penny to enjoy at home. Thanks Aubrey!
Aubrey's service is absolutely top notch. She was very accommodating with an early drop off. My dog had a great time, was well exercised and had fun playing with the other dogs. Aubrey sent updates to let me know how she was settling in.

Would highly recommend, I've already booked the next stay.
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Aubrey is great and really enjoys playing host to her guest dogs. She kept in touch and was just awesome. We will have her watch our sweet girl again.
WOW!!!! Aubrey is great!! The pics and videos were wonderful. He seem very happy and wouldn't go with out kissing her good by and saying good bye to his new dog friends. It also seemed to help with some of his fears. It was great like leaving him with family. Now I'm free to do more things!! Thank you Aubrey.
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Highly Recommend. Aubrey is as down-to-earth an animal person as they come. A can-do person. Flexible with pick up and drop off hours. My pup got lots of exercise and she stayed in touch with me while I was gone with a daily text touch base and couple of pics. Her place was well set-up to "home-kennel". Good fence. Big yard with kiddie pool. Plenty of toys. Clean inside. She was careful to check vaccines etc... Terrific service!
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For the first time in my dog's life they were going to have to be put in a kennel while I was away for a few weeks. Luckily my wife found this website, and more specifically found Aubrey with Guinness and Friends. It was clear when meeting with Aubrey that she would take amazing care of my dogs and that she did. From walking them in parks to having doggy parties there was never a dull moment for them. The dogs stay with Aubrey turned more into a vacation!

Gone are the days of feeling your dog is stuck in a cage at a regular kennel facility. As a bonus my dogs came back better trained than when I left! Not only that but she kept my wife and I informed daily. That was a great perk for any person who is attached to their dogs.

Overall I can't give enough praise to Aubrey with Guinness and Friends. There is no doubt in my wife's or my mind that we would return if need be. I can guarentee you will never regret using them!
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Excellent care. My dog came home relaxed and happy from her vacation instead of anxious.
We are so fortunate to have found Aubrey!!! From the initial visit all the way through Cooper's stay, Aubrey's love for dogs was apparent.

She paid a lot of attention to Cooper and kept us up to date with texts and videos on a daily basis.

Normally Cooper can't wait to get out of host house when we pick her up - this time she was calm. Normally Cooper is "mad" at us for a day or two after we pick her up - this time she was happy to see us and not pouty at all. This tells us that Cooper was content and comfortable during her stay with Aubrey.

As much as we hate to leave Cooper behind, we are glad to have found somewhere to leave her and know she will be well taken care of.
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AWESOME experience! Aubrey was so good to our spoiled baby and we couldn't be happier. In fact, we were worried that he wouldn't want to come home because he had so much fun. Walks, hikes, and lots of playing. She even sent pic's to me during his stay. We just love Aubrey and will definitely use her for all of our vacations.
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What A GREAT host! Aubrey was so thoughtful and caring to our German Sort-haired Pointer! I felt at ease on my trip knowing that she was safe and sound with her. Between daily updates and pictures I couldn't imagine a better host out there. I would highly recommend Aubrey!!!!
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Aubrey was top-notch in every way! My Lucy was treated to daily adventures and pampered with love at night. Regular text updates with photos gave me great pleasure and peace of mind while I was away. I think Lucy had a better vacation than me!
Aubrey was amazing. She took the best care of our dog and far exceeded our expectations. We received daily updates and pictures of all the activities our dog was doing during his stay (like 5 mile walks and hikes!) and we were even given a goodbye gift with fun treats when we picked him up upon our return. Aubrey is so sweet and caring and she is our number one pick from now on, as she treated our dog like he was her own. Thanks for everything, Aubrey!!
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I would use Aubrey's services again. Her professionalism, care, dedication to animals is top-notched. I am very particular who watches my dog and Aubrey exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend her.
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